Susan E. Short

Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Family, Gender, Inequality, Reproductive health

Zhenchao Qian

Associate Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Family demography, Immigration, Race and ethnicity, Social Inequality

marc klemp

Economic growth, demography

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ health, Patient-provider interactions, Sexual and Reproductive health, Social determinants of health, Social Epidemiology, Structural discrimination, Women's health

Anna Aizer


Child health, Child support, Domestic violence, Medicaid, Poverty, Welfare

Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs

Economic gains from migration and refugees, knowledge and technology diffusion, innovation, entrepreneurship, structural transformation, economic growth and development

Public Health

Global perinatal health, HIV and pregnancy, Engagement in HIV care, Obesity during pregnancy, Perinatal depression, Maternal immunization

Daniel Björkegren


Development, Industrial organization, Information technology, Mobile phones

Stephen Buka


Behavioral and psychiatric disorders, Birth complications, Environmental hazards, Maternal and child health, Substance use


Stratification, Inequality, Urban sociology, Education, Neighborhoods and schools, Neighborhood change, Race/Ethnicity, Residential mobility, Policy, Quantitative methods, Spatial analysis

Kenneth Chay


Community health, Labor and health economics, Microeconomics

Terry-Ann Craigie


Child wellbeing, Criminal justice reform, Family formation, Mass incarceration, Race and gender discrimination

Pedro Dal Bó


Experimental economics, Game theory, Political economy

Kevin Escudero

American Studies

Community engagement, Comparative ethnic studies, Critical refugee studies, Immigration and citizenship, Social movements

Alison Field

Public Health

Eating disorders, Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health

Linford D. Fisher


Atlantic World, Colonial American, and Native American history, Forced migration and mobility, Religion, Slavery

Andrea Flores


Adolescence and early adulthood, Anthropological demography, Citizenship, Education, Immigration and migration

Andrew Foster


Development, Education, Empirical microeconomics, Environment, Fertility, Health, Households, Human capital, Institutions, Labor economics, Marriage

Rachel Franklin


Migration, Population diversity and composition, Population loss/decline, Spatial analysis, Spatial Demography

Rachel Friedberg


Economics of immigration, Jewish social science, Labor economics

John Friedman


Education, Healthcare, Political economy, Public economics, Retirement, Taxation

Population Studies and Environment and Society

Migration, Environmental Change, Disasters, and Social Inequality

Omar Galárraga

Public Health

Conditional economic incentives, economic evaluation and economic efficiency of health programs, HIV, Social Health Insurance

Oded Galor


Evolutionary economics, Growth and development, Population economics

Public Health

Social and environmental determinants of health, Social epidemiology, Sleep, Obesity, Food environments and health, Green space and health

Matthew Gutmann


Cultural anthropology, Gender and sexuality, Health, Migration, Reproductive health

Abigail Harrison

Public Health

Fertility and family planning, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Qualitative research

Patrick Heller


Comparative political economy, Democratization, Development, Political sociology, Social movements

J. Vernon Henderson


Urban and regional economics


Disability, Family lives, Fertility and family planning, Transition to adulthood

Joseph Hogan

Public Health

Behavioral medicine, Causal inference, HIV/AIDS, Longitudinal data analysis, Missing data


Education (Middle/high school quality), Healthcare (Hospital / insurance plan quality), Discrimination (especially in employment / lending / healthcare / criminal justice), Applied econometrics

Margot Jackson


Children and families, Health, Inequality and poverty


Public Health

Built environment and access to health care, End of life care, Long-term care, Mental health, Palliative and hospice care, Pediatric pharmacoepidemiology

David Kertzer


Anthropological demography, Contemporary Italian society and politics, Demography, European historical demography, Political economy and family systems, Politics and culture, Religion, Vatican

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Computational Epidemiology; Simulation and Computational Modeling for Public Health Planning; Social Network Analysis; Incarceration; Addiction

Matthew Kraft


Economics of education, Education policy analysis, School organizational capacity, Teacher effectiveness and evaluation, Teacher-parent communication

Jessaca Leinaweaver


Adoption, Aging, Anthropological demography, Caregiving, Childhood, Family, Gender, Migration, Reproduction

David P. Lindstrom


Contraception, Fertility, Migration, Reproductive health

John Logan


Family, Immigration, Migration, Political sociology, Race and ethnicity, Spatial analysis, Urban sociology

Laura López-Sanders


Immigration, Organizational and institutional processes and outcomes, Public policy, Race and ethnic relations, Social Inequality

Eric Loucks

Public Health

Biomarkers, Coronary heart disease, Education, Epidemiology, Health

Glenn C. Loury


Cognitive theories of racial stigma, Dysfunctional social identity, Race and inequality, Racial affirmative action, Status transmission across generations

Mark Lurie

Public Health

Antiretroviral therapy, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mathematical modeling, Migration


Anthropological demography, Bioethics, Global health, Health equity, Infectious disease, Mental illness, Migration, Population health, Postpartum period

Public Health

Global health, Human population biology, Non-communicable diseases, Nutrition transition

Stelios Michalopoulos


Culture, Development, Economic growth, Ethnicity, Folklore, Inequality, Institutions, Islam, Religion

Kevin Mwenda

Associate Director of S4 | Population Studies

Child undernutrition, Public Health, Spatial demography, Spatial epidemiology

Emily Oster


Development economics, Health

John Papay


Consequences of state tests, Postsecondary education choices, Teacher career growth, Teacher hiring and evaluation practices


Aging, Child health and well-being, Health, Inequality, Labor economics, Life course

Mark M. Pitt


Adult outcomes, Gender, Health, Households, Micro-credit programs, Migration, Nutrition

Louis Putterman


Comparative economic development, Human interaction, Income inequality, Inter-ethnic interactions, Social norms and institutions

David Rangel


Educational inequality, Race and ethnicity, Social psychology, Social stratification

Emergency Medicine

Violence, Injury prevention, Digital technologies, Adolescent health

Emily Rauscher


Stratification, Education, Health, Demography

David A. Savitz

Public Health

Fertility, Health risks from environmental exposures, Pregnancy

Andrew Schrank


Migration, Health, Education and Training, Latin America

Jesse Shapiro


Industrial organization, Political economy

Daniel J. Smith


Anthropological demography, Corruption, HIV/AIDS, Medical anthropology, Migration, Pentecostal Christianity, Political culture

Maria Steenland

Population Studies

Maternal and child health, Econometrics, Family planning, Impact evaluation

Bryce Steinberg


Development, Education, Health, Labor, Urban economics

Neil Thakral


Behavioral economics, Housing policy, Labor markets

Matthew Turner


Cities, Climate change, Transportation infrastructure, Urbanization

John Tyler


Economics of education, Evaluation research, Quantitative methods

Leah VanWey


Environment and development, Land change development, Migration, Population and environment

David Weil


Economic growth, Health, Population aging

Michael White

Director of S4 | Sociology

Demography, Environment, Immigration, Population distribution, Social policy, Urban sociology


Medical Anthropology, Public Health, Maternal Health, Medical racism, Gender-based violence, Latin America, Mexico

Population Studies

Health; Health disparities; Aging; Cognitive health and ADRD; Biomarkers; Genetics; Education; Sex/gender and women’s health; Disasters